Scholarship awardees

Left: Kayla VanTiem, Right: Brianna Shea

GLADWIN – The MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin Volunteers are pleased to announce the two winners of their 2020 Healthcare Scholarship awards. Both students were 2020 graduates of Gladwin High School this year and they each received a $1,500 scholarship for college.

Brianna Shea is the daughter of Jason and Ashley Shea, and will be attending Mid Michigan College in the fall. Brianna is interested in a career in Physical or Occupational Therapy.

During her high school years, Brianna was active in 4-H, National Honors Society and the Kiwanas Key Club. Through her roles in these organizations, she has helped distribute food to the hungry, participated in Christmas Kindness, made tie blankets for hospitalized children, and helped tutor peers.  Brianna’s greatest contribution to GHS were the countless hours she spent in The Aviary, the student needs closet, where she and another student were in charge of the entire operation.  

Kayla VanTiem is the daughter of Kevin and Christy VanTiem, and will also be attending Mid Michigan College in the fall. Kayla will be pursuing her studies in Public Health, and hopes to attain a job in a local Health Department. 

During her high school years, Kayla was involved in National Honors Society, Bowling, Kiwanas Key Club, Student Council, and the Science Club. During her spare time, she has helped distribute food to the needy, done roadside clean-up, Girl Scouts, volunteered at vacation bible school, and worked on Gladwin parades and Gladwin County elections.

Kayla’s biggest contribution to GHS is the countless hours she spent the last three years in charge of the GHS greenhouse program. Her advisor, Chad Donahue, commended her on her organizational skills, dependability, and diligence in running this expansive operation.  

The Gladwin and Beaverton communities are very fortunate to have so many outstanding 2020 graduates this year. The leaders for the future are community oriented, hard-working, conscientious, and smart. The Mid Michigan Medical Center-Gladwin Volunteers would like to say that they are proud to help them go on their way to make a difference in our world and want to congratulate them on their success!

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